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Commentary on "Resilience"



Day 1: Sabbath Afternoon, February 12, 2011 - Introduction


re·sil·ience [ri-zil-yuhns, -zil-ee-uhns] –noun

  1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position,etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.
  2. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity,or the like; buoyancy.

First off resilience or resiliency is not an emotion it is the power that we use, or have that enables us to return to an original form. If something bad happens and we end up suffering this resilience, however it is supplied, brings us back to an even keel. It is resilience that helps us recover from the shock that our emotions deliver and enables us to get back on track.

The main question that needs to be asked is what or who, or perhaps both what and who gives us that resiliency? Who enables us to recover control in a world that is not generally kind to those facing a struggle?




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